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Piggyback Jurisdiction in the Proposed Federal Criminal Code



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Piggyback Jurisdiction in the Proposed Federal Criminal Code The Yale Law Journal Vol 81 No 6 May 1972 pp 1209 1242 Stable URL http links jstor org sici sici 0044 0094 28197205 2981 3A6 3C1209 3APJITPF 3E2 0 CO 3B2 K The Yale Law Journal is currently published by The Yale Law Journal Company Inc Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR s Terms and Conditions of Use available at http www jstor org about terms html JSTOR s Terms and Conditions of Use provides in part that unless you have obtained prior permission you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal non commercial use Please contact the publisher regarding any further use of this work Publisher contact information may be obtained at http www jstor org journals ylj html Each copy of any part of a JSTOR transmission must contain the same copyright notice that appears on the screen or printed page of such transmission JSTOR is an independent not for profit organization dedicated to and preserving a digital archive of scholarly journals For more information regarding JSTOR please contact support jstor org http www jstor org Tue May 29 14 13 13 2007 Piggyback Jurisdiction in the Proposed Federal Criminal Code T h e federal criminal law is currently a chaotic collection of statutes enacted piecemeal over the past two centuries Although there have been several attempts at codification the result in each case has been little more than a rearrangement of the existing provisions In recognition of the continuing need for revision Congress in 1966 created the National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws with a broad mandate to revise and recodify the current t a t u t e sT h e Commission took its task seriously in January 1971 it submitted the final draft of a proposed Federal Criminal Code which if enacted would constitute a major r e f r m T h e proposed Code departs significantly



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